S: Benjamin and the Revolution
FC: Benjamin and the Revolution
1: " Thats it Ben, its over." My owner Thomas Jefferson, the rightful writer of the Declaration of Independence, had declared independence from the British.
2: It was wild, being a monkey in 1776. My home was in Virginia, one of the established 13 colonies. My owner Thomas Jefferson.
3: You wouldn't think such a man could have such an exotic animal. 2 and a half ft. tall, 43 pounds, eyes of a raccoon, and a dangerous tail. I stood strong.
4: But lets get back to Thomas. He supported many civil liberties. Free speech and religious freedom were just a few.
5: Although in ourselves we had won independence. We were still at war!
6: Thomas along with his friend John Locke were inbeded in the belief of natural rights for the people, but the British still in our way.
7: At first it seemed defeat was in our mist. I can still remember one night. Thomas had set up a meeting. As the clock struck 3:00. The whole building shook!
8: Fire arms from a distance had set off. It was a night I remembered very fondly.
9: As my master yelled, "liberty!" A cannon the size of our building. In distress the great philosophers and I scrambled.
10: We took a huge machine hid in the back of the building. It had four wheels and a long face the size of 2 footballs. Its tail hit me in my back as I climb upon it.
11: It almost completely knocked me over. By my senses i don't think it liked me very well, but he was huge and fast and I kept it that way.
12: As we rode taking every back way possible. Gunshots firing every which way. Human bodies lying around. Our men were strong willed and courageous, but still inexperienced.
13: Hehehehe! Our machine had been shot. Down he went and down we went. I landed well, but my master not the same. He landed right on hes shoulder.
14: We at the time had no doctors anywhere. We were stranded. The battle of Lexington and Concord had occurred.
15: The following battles were shaky, but things seemed to start going our way.
16: On we pressed, times were tough especially for the slaves. I consider it awful. Lashes when something went wrong, poor food conditions, and dangerous heat!
17: Times were tough and the inconsiderate British weren't helpful. Most citizens tried to keep safe, but some of the brave ones would yell " no taxation w/out representation"
18: My master finally recovered from his injury and I stood firmly beside him. We had finally defeated the British.
19: We the people with liberty, checks and balances, and also freedom.